Joint Master Degree

An EMJMD is a high-level integrated international study programme of 60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits, delivered by an international consortium of HEIs from different countries and, where relevant, other educational and/or non-educational partners with specific expertise and interest in the study areas/professional domains covered by the joint programme. Their specificity lies in the high degree of jointness/integration and the excellent academic content and methodology they offer. There is no limitation in terms of discipline. The list of joint programmes funded under Erasmus+ can be found on the Executive Agency website.

 

  • Duration

Depending on the duration of the EMJMD (1 to 2 academic years) and whether the consortium chooses to undertake a preparatory year, the consortium will receive a grant agreement for a minimum duration of 4 and a maximum of 6 academic years to finance 4 consecutive student intakes.

 

  • Conditions
  1. All participating HEIs established in a Programme Country must be Master degree-awarding institutions.
  2. EMJMD proposals at application stage must present fully developed joint study programmes, ready to run and to be advertised worldwide immediately after their selection.

 

More further details on the conditions relating to the design of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees will be in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

 

 

  • Academic outcome

The successful completion of the study programme will lead to the award of either a joint degree (i.e. one single degree certificate issued on behalf of at least two higher education institutions of the EMJMD consortium) or multiple degrees (i.e. at least two degree certificates issued by two higher education institutions of the consortium).

To find out whether an EMJMD will be recognised in a given country, contact the appropriate authoritiesconcerned and provide them with the official name of the course.

 

  • Financial support

To receive Erasmus+ financial support, you must first be admitted onto the course by the organising consortium and then be selected for an EMJMD scholarship.

The EMJMD scholarship covers your participation costs (including the tuition fees, library and laboratory costs, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to your participation in the Master); it represents a contribution to your travel and installation costs and includes a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the study programme.

The total amount of the scholarship varies according to the duration of your course and your nationality (non-EU students receive larger scholarships).

A minimum of 75% of the scholarships are awarded to candidates from Partner countries.

 

  • How to apply

Further details in order to submit an Erasmus+ application will be in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide

For tips and tricks on How to prepare a competitive EMJMD proposal please Open to view. 

A new batch of selected EMJMDs is added to the list each summer. Most consortia will require applications to be submitted between October and January, for courses starting the following academic year.